Stuck in the past
Gatsby is a unique fella who loves Daisy so much he will not let go. He rather die than give her up, and he did die. The theme of The Great Gatsby is getting stuck in the past is an unhealthy way to live. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"(p180). If you are stuck in the past you will not move on. Gatsby did not want to let go of Daisy, living in the past 5 years back. Gatsby just wants those moments from 5 years ago, that is all he wants in life. Gatsby dies still believing Daisy loves him so atleast he died happiesh.
By: Jacob Williamson